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This blog is the latest run down on thoughts and actions from journalist, broadcaster, podcaster and voice-coacher – Matthew Clarke. Subscribe to our feed here.

An Fos Hen

AN FOS HEN Fos a veyn, Men war ven, Ass os yeyn, Hag ass os hen, Merkya pras, Oes hag oes, Gwitha has, Yn-mes an koes, Growan gwynn, Ha growan du, Synsi hwynn, Orth an eyl tu, Eus dhis kov, Ha hwedhel hir? Skon y rov, Dhis tenkys gwir. 17/5/13

Being aware of clients’ trauma

When Richfords Fire & Flood technicians go into people’s homes or businesses following a fire or flooding, we are even more prepared than ever before to understand the different ways people can experience trauma. We have been undergoing training with Active Plus to recognise symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how to engage with those who are suffering. Active Plus is a unique company that trains and develops injured …Read More

Richfords Fire & Flood to the rescue after severe flooding in Germany

EMBARGO: Immediate South West firm helps in the German flood relief effort As central Europe struggles to cope with severe flooding over the past weeks, a south west flood recovery firm is coming to the rescue. Richfords Fire & Flood, based in Pool (Cornwall) and Cullompton (Devon) has been asked to help out. It follows days of heavy rain devastating communities from Austria to Russia. Insurers say the bill for …Read More

Thoughts on extremism

Whoever you are, whatever you believe… I will respect you if you respect me. If you don’t respect me… I will respect the person you could become with a little love. This is a small planet and we have short lives. When You see the size of existance and how insignificant we all are – we can understand that our human restricted and pale conception of gods and higher powers …Read More

Thrive Conference

This is the audioblog for the Thrive Conference held at the Hall for Cornwall on 1st May 2013. Here is a summary of the event in 6 minutes: listen to ‘Thrive Summary podcast’ on Audioboo The keynote speaker was Hamish Taylor who spoke about the lessons he learned through working with key brands such as P&G, British Airways and Eurostar. His presentation is here in full, but split into 3 …Read More

Richfords’ flood insurance solution is recognised in Parliament

EMBARGO: Immediate With more heavy rain causing flooding across the UK and still no agreement between the insurance industry and the Government on who should shoulder the risk, Cornwall-based firm, Richfords Fire & Flood, has been acknowledged at the highest level for providing a solution. 200,000 UK properties could find insurance cover unaffordable if a new deal isn’t agreed when the protective insurance deal called the ‘statement of principles’ goes …Read More

Memorable Messages

A great message has four elements which spell EGAST: Engage with your audience and their values, Give them the benefits they desire, make a clear call-to-Action, and make your message STandout. Talk about relevant values and topics that mean something to your audience. What benefits are on offer to those who listen to you? Always make a clear call to action which makes use of the audience visual senses. Your message …Read More

Looe Town Council instruction

Download the Full Tencreek Tour by right clicking on the link and ‘save link as…’ The above text in HTML form is: <a href=”http://audioboo.fm/boos/954210-tencreek-full-tour.mp3″>Download the Full Tencreek Tour</a> by right clicking on the link and ‘save link as…’ The other HTML’s are: <a href=”http://audioboo.fm/boos/954141-st-martins-to-east-looe-via-station-full-tour.mp3″>Download the Full St Martins to East Looe via station tour</a> by right clicking on the link and ‘save link as…’ <a href=”http://audioboo.fm/boos/954050-st-martins-via-barbican-full-tour.mp3″> Download the Full St …Read More

Radyo an Gernewegva

    RanG is a podcast service in the Cornish language. It produces a weekly, half-hour, magazine programme in Kernewek. It features Celtic and Cornish music, news, interviews and entertainment online. Radyo an Gernewegva is produced by KernowPods with some support from www.magakernow.org.uk. You can find the service at http://radyo.kernewegva.com – to listen to a programme, click on the word ‘goslowes’. RanG yw gonis podkast y’n taves Kernewek. Askorrys yw seythunweyth towlenn hanter-our …Read More

Think of vulnerable people in the snow

Thinking of all the old and vulnerable people across the country who fear the ice and snow. Yes it looks nice – but actually can kill. Many people die every year because of the cold, or after slipping over. Others decide not to go out for long periods and become isolated. My Father slipped over on ice in bad weather a few years ago – it is thought a long …Read More